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The United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

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We improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. Your donations help us to help those most in need.

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The United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a local volunteer organization established in 1991 by business people and community leaders who recognized the need to have a local organization that would be dedicated to helping the people of Virginia's Eastern Shore including Accomack and Northampton Counties by organizing and helping to raise financial support from local businesses and individuals for a variety of local charities. The organizations that are funded by the United Way provide a wide range of services to our community. It is very likely that you or someone in your family has already benefited from services provided by the organizations that we fund.


Updates From Our Blog

Elizabeth and Will Russell are Chairs of the 2018 Campaign

Wayne Bell, president of the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, says, “As president of the United Way, I am excited to have the husband and wife combo of Will Russell and Elizabeth (Dodd) Russell, who both have agreed to serve as the 2018-19 campaign co-chairs. I have the utmost trust that they will...

VA 2-1-1

www.211virginia.org The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore recently hosted a workshop to educate the residents of the Eastern Shore on Virginia 2-1-1.  Elaina Dariah, 2-11 Outreach specialist, presented the program at the Eastern Shore Community College.   2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services....

Enjoying the New Roots Farm Stand

The New Roots Youth Garden cultivates healthy children, families and community through outdoor experiential learning and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.
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We thank you for your donations over the years. Your generosity impacts the quality of life of the residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There is still much to be done and there are many ways to give.